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    In television: 1935 1936 1937 -1938- 1939 1940 1941     
       In radio : 1935 1936 1937 -1938- 1939 1940 1941     
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The year 1938 in film involved some significant events.

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Events

  • January — MGM announces that Judy Garland would be cast in the role of "Dorothy" in the upcoming Wizard of Oz motion picture. Ray Bolger is cast as the "Tinman" and Buddy Ebsen is cast as the "Scarecrow". At Bolger's insistence, the roles are switched between the two actors. MGM announces Bert Lahr has been cast as the "Cowardly Lion" on July 25.
  • April 5 — Noel Langley completes the first script for The Wizard of Oz.
  • May 7 — Lyricist Edgar Yipsel Harburg and composer, Harold Arlen, begin work on the musical score for The Wizard of Oz.
  • October 13 — Filming starts on The Wizard of Oz.
  • October 21 — Buddy Ebsen suffers from a near fatal allergic reaction to the aluminum dust used in his "Tinman" make-up on the set of The Wizard of Oz. Ebsen is replaced by Jack Haley.
  • December 23 — Margaret Hamilton is severely burned during a mishap on the set of The Wizard of Oz. Hamilton, who was cast in the role of the "Wicked Witch", left the film for six weeks.

Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Actors
1. You Can't Take It with You Columbia Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore and James Stewart
2. Sweethearts MGM Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy
3. Boys Town MGM Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney
4. Alexander's Ragtime Band 20th Century Fox Tyrone Power, Alice Faye and Don Ameche
5. The Adventures of Robin Hood Warner Bros. Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland
6. Marie Antoinette MGM Norma Shearer
7. Algiers United Artists Charles Boyer and Hedy Lamarr
8. Little Miss Broadway 20th Century Fox Shirley Temple
9. Jezebel Warner Bros. Bette Davis and Henry Fonda
10. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm 20th Century Fox Shirley Temple

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Films released in 1938

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